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Last-minute-deals rule the trade these days. Partly because buyers have simply waited too long in unexpected firming markets; partly because of delays in shipments as shipping companies – in an attempt to save money – touching more ports or taking out ships and consequently remaining vessels overbooked and cargo rolled over to the next vessel. […]
Demand for spot material or at least arriving soon is making the markets in general very active. A number of markets were supposed to go down, but disappointing crops, delayed crops and currency issues changed this scenario. Now economies are strengthening again, there is optimism demand will be strong. Consequently goods are needed certainly for […]
Last days were absolutely very hectic with lots of interest from buyers, who seem to have made up their minds after Anuga. Also we noticed a massive demand for spot material as simply shipments cannot meet the need to fill the warehouses to produce or sell for the seasonal sales. For many products we see […]
Last week was Anuga-time! We met many of our readers and could have some pleasant conversations. If we may come to a conclusion: food is booming again! It was crowded and most people were enthusiastic about the fair (though finding a parking place was somewhat complicated). Most markets were active, though we do not think […]
The markets for the new crops are in full swing and rather volatile due to other outcomes than expected. The contents of the message is depending whether the source is on the supply- or demand side. Also on the spot markets there is a lot of activity now the high season is just a few […]
Finally some markets started to move. For apricots the actual yield of the crop is rather disappointing; for walnuts the objective estimate was lower than expected; for Californian raisins the crop will be way much less than usual. We expect the coming weeks certainly more activity. First because buyers were holding back as crop forecasts […]
With some crops already in and other at the beginning of harvesting, it is obvious the season 2017/18 has started. Actually, for most new crops trading has been cautious as several elements either made sellers or buyers hesitant to step in heavily. Also, we see premiums being paid for the first shipments, as buyers had […]
Finally trading eased somewhat now a great number of people are on holiday. We expect after next week everything will be back to normal. Meanwhile we have seen a weaker dollar, touching almost 1,19 for the euro, making some prices somewhat more interesting to import. Most crops are being harvested at this moment (apricots/sultanas) or […]
In spite of the fact more and more people away from the office for their yearly summer break, we cannot but conclude there are still a lot of activities going on. Especially demand on the spot to bridge the arrivals of the new crops from the Northern Hemisphere. However there comes the disappointment as the […]
Due to (early) holidays we have skipped one issue of our CatZinfo, but we are back on track from now on. In the summer months trading activities are normally a little less active, but these days we have to go full throttle. We see active buying interest for the coming Mediterranean crop, where first indications […]